Our Team

Zeina Zahalan
Ormond Campus Director
Email: ormond@ellesbellesearlylearning.com

Zeina is the Campus Director at Elles Belles Early Learning Ormond and has been in the Early Learning sector from the age of 18. Zeina has been a room leader, educating and caring for children between 3mths and 4yrs, which has provided her the opportunity to manoeuvre her way through to various leadership roles within the sector, and has completed her Advanced Diploma in Children Services. This includes, workplace health and safety officer, Educational Leader for 124 place service, and most recently Campus Director. Zeina’s passion for high quality care incorporates a home from home feel, along with creating positive, trusting, and lasting relationships with children, families, and educators alike.

Courtney Mercer
Educational Leader
Email: el@ellesbellesearlylearning.com

Courtney is part of Elles Belles Leadership team, and manages the Educational Program, for both the Cheltenham and Ormond Campus. Courtney’s role as an Educational Leader ensures that each child who is enrolled at either service, is given the opportunity to be part of the educational program within Elles Belles. After 4 years in the long day care sector, Courtney has successfully managed a toddler room, mentored new educators, along with leading a team of passionate educators. Courtney’s desire for compliance and best practice, allows her to ensure that the Victorian Early Years Learning Framework is executed to a high standard, which involves critiquing audits, monitoring children’s portfolios, and supporting educators by scaffolding their knowledge at both services. Courtney holds her Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care, and continues to update her own industry knowledge by completing numerous professional development courses. Courtney’s passion and enthusiasm, lies in making sure the children have a wondrous, nurturing environment, that allows them to discover, explore and be curious to grow into successful little learners. Courtney’s favorite part of being an Educator and Educational Leader, is building strong, devoted and trusting relationships with children, along with supporting and guiding Educators in providing an educational program that can lead children into a pathway that allows them to have a strong sense of well-being, and develop into amazing little leaders.

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